Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson is a Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL boss Dave Smith wants to double club memberships by 2017

Glenn Jackson NRL boss Dave Smith has outlined his plan to double club membership numbers by 2017 as part of what he has called a ''massive cultural shift'' across the code.

Outdated salary cap rules expected to be ditched within weeks

Jim Doyle

Glenn Jackson Proposed changes to the NRL salary cap in time for next season, possibly including the introduction of a transfer window, are set to be finalised in a matter of weeks.

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Old injury forces Wests Tigers rookie Luke Brooks to take slow road to top

Luke Brooks

Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers have even more reason to take a softly-softly approach with young halfback Luke Brooks; a stress fracture in his back - courtesy of an old cricket injury - will disrupt his first...

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League

Blake Ferguson turns to Islam en route to redemption

Blake Ferguson

Glenn Jackson Blake Ferguson appears to be taking a road to rehabilitation and redemption via Islam.

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NRL: Crusher, cannonball tackles brought down in new push

Todd Greenberg:

Glenn Jackson Last year it was the shoulder charge at the centre of NRL scrutiny; now the administration is set to tighten laws around the crusher and cannonball tackles before next year's season.

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League

Benji Marshall gutted he can't play alongside young gun Luke Brooks

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson Benji Marshall says one of his major regrets in leaving Wests Tigers is not being able to play alongside halfback Luke Brooks more often.

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Jason King comes to the end of his clerkship at lawyers

Jason King

Glenn Jackson When NRL players say they are looking forward to returning for off-season training, the words are generally spoken with a degree of trepidation.

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League

Brad Arthur keeps Will Hopoate fresh for assault on Auckland Nines

Will Hopoate

Glenn Jackson They waited two years to get him, so another week surely won't matter much; having been left out of Parramatta's squad for the Eels' first pre-season trial – against Wests Tigers in Alice Springs on...

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Luke Lewis expected back in March after surgery this week

Luke Lewis.

Glenn Jackson Cronulla face losing forward Luke Lewis for the first month of next season and potentially longer after the NSW and Australian star underwent a shoulder reconstruction on Thursday.

Smith to pick brains

Dave Smith.

Glenn Jackson NRL chief executive Dave Smith will meet with some of European sport's leading administrators, including Premier League boss Richard Scudamore, during a trip to Britain for the final matches of the...

League

Dragons out to atone for unlucky '13

MERCURY. NEWS. Pics of Dragons training. pic of Ben Creagh. pic by sylvia liber. 15 July 2013. job number 00120927

Glenn Jackson As the grand final winners and losers return to the training paddock, so too do season 2013's also-rans

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson eyes back-to-back premierships

Trent Robinson

Glenn Jackson On day one of Sydney Roosters' 2014 campaign, as the defending premiers, coach Trent Robinson wasted no time telling his players that their grand final victory was far from the end of what he has...

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Ian Schubert carried a big stick and few will miss him

Glenn Jackson dinkus

Glenn Jackson It's perhaps a sign of the size of the stick Ian Schubert wielded that, even with one foot out the door, the celebrations - and there would have been some - were still muted.

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Peter Sharp to coach Cronulla for now as club board vows to fight sanctions

Peter Sharp

Glenn Jackson Peter Sharp will be Cronulla’s coach at least until officials have some finality around Shane Flanagan’s future after a landmark board meeting on Thursday night, which also saw the club reiterate its...

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League

NRL: The 2013 season in review

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson Before this year, most would not have known what a peptide was.

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NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert steps down

Ian Schubert, NRL Salary Cap Auditor in  The Entertainment Quarter car park , Moore Park.    23 April 2010. 
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Glenn Jackson With the long-awaited review into the NRL salary cap nearing its completion, long-time auditor Ian Schubert has resigned.

League

As Ian Schubert steps down, NRL shifts salary cap responsibility to integrity unit

Glenn Jackson The end of an era ushers in the dawn of a new one. After long-time salary-cap auditor Ian Schubert steps down, the NRL's integrity unit will oversee the policing of the cap next year and into the...

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Timeline: How it all unfolded

Glenn Jackson A timeline in the ASADA investigation into drugs in sport.

NRL

Michael Maguire leaves no stone unturned to make it year of the Rabbits

Michael Maguire

Glenn Jackson The rapid-fire enthusiasm that seems permanently attached to Michael Maguire's speech doesn't even disappear for a moment.

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League

King is gone and Mitch is ready to reign

Mitch Rein.

Glenn Jackson Cameron King might have departed, but there are no guarantees St George Illawarra hooker Mitch Rein will become a regular 80-minute player as a result.

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